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ADHD – Facts checked & Myths Busted

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is defined as a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects 9.5% of children all over the world. Some of the misconceptions about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) include the following: Myth Fact 1. ADHD isn’t a real medical disorder. It is just a condition. ADHD is a medical disorder, not a condition of the child’s will. A child with ADHD does not choose to misbehave. Research shows that it is a result of an imbalance of neurotransmitters in…

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Behavior Therapy

‘Give a man a fish feed him for a day; Teach a man how to fish and feed him for a lifetime’   Behavior therapy – also referred to as “behavioral therapy”, “behavior modification” or “applied behavior analysis” – is a form of psychotherapy that involves reducing or eliminating behaviors and habits that are destructive, unhealthy, or undesirable and learning or increasing more appropriate behaviors. People learn to be anxious, compulsive, or inattentive. Yes, that’s true. We are all shaped or “conditioned” by our environment, by the people around us, and their behavior towards us or each other. We tend…

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Let’s talk about the Mental Health issues faced by the Women of today

This Women’s Day 2018, let us talk about a topic most often overlooked as ‘I am not crazy’: Mental Health. According to a recent study, 23 percent of the female population has experienced a diagnosable mental health-related disorder. And those are just the known instances! These figures are growing exponentially by the day, many of them going unnoticed and untreated.   Which Mental Health issues do Women most likely suffer from? While men experience higher rates of early onset schizophrenia, antisocial personality disorder, and alcoholism, some mental health conditions occur more often in women, which include: Depression: Women are twice…

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Fear Therapy? Group Therapy might just be the thing for you!

Meeting other people who are dealing with something similar and hearing their story has always had a very comforting effect. It not only lets people know that they’re not alone, but also gives them a broader perspective on the issue they are facing. Things like depression or bereavement can be really isolating and make you feel like you’re facing the world alone. Group counselling can be a good way of getting over those feelings of isolation, and realizing there are other people in the same boat. It can also be easier to talk to people who share the same issue.…

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Feel Overly Anxious? Watch out for these 5 signs of Anxiety Disorder!

Anxiety: A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.   Anxiety Disorder: A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities.   Anxiety is good in very small doses. However, the distinction between anxiety disorders and “normal” anxiety isn’t always clear, which misleads us into thinking “It’s okay, it’s just normal human behavior”. No, it isn’t.   How can you tell if your ‘normal’ anxiety has crossed the line to  become a disorder? It’s not easy. Anxiety comes in many forms—panic attacks,…

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A list of the ‘Not-so-usual’ New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

For years, our New Year’s resolutions have been themed around ‘I’m going to lose weight and get that perfect swimsuit body’, or ‘I’m going to write a bestseller and become rich’. It’s about time we calm down a bit, and make our resolutions not only more achievable, but also easier on us. Our goals should make us feel good when we manage them, not sad and ashamed when we mess them up.   One thing that’s absolutely worth committing to this year is YOURSELF – your wellbeing, your happiness, and your mental health. Not only is this resolution extremely helpful,…

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